Butt over Brisket!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by iadubber, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. iadubber

    iadubber Meat Mopper

    Decided to try my first brisket this weekend. I went with the butt over brisket in my WSM to help baste it. The flat was 6.4lbs. from sam's club and the butt was a 9 pounder from Save-a-lot.

    Butt Rub consisted of:
    sugar in the raw
    chili pepper
    kosher salt
    black pepper

    Brisket rub:
    Kosher Salt
    black pepper
    chipoltle pepper
    garlic powder
    onion powder
    brown sugar

    I rubbed them about 8 hours prior to smoking. Got them on the WSM at midnight, temps stabilized by 1am and off to bed I went. Woke up at 530am to check on it, it was running a bit hot, but all was good.

    I have to say, it was the best pork I have made to date. The brisket turned out good, could have been trimmed alot better on the fat side. The thinner side was a bit dry, but I made an au jus with the broth, rub, and some other stuff. It was great with that on it. Smoke ring was great, smoke flavor was perfect. Did 3 chunks of hickory with 3 chunks of cherry.

    The brisket went to 1045am and into the cooler until 1145am. Then sliced it for lunch. The butt went to 2pm and into the cooler until 3. Pulled great, bark was out of this world.

    And the neighbors cows got out. Probably smelled the brisket cooking and got the hell out of dodge!!

    Onto the q-view!

  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    S'nice schtuff eh! Well done. Interesting basting method. One would thing the flat should have benefited from the drippings? Eh..it's an art... try fingerpaint! LOL!
  3. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    looking good dude

    did you jump on that sale last week for butts at .99/lb...........i sure did
  4. i found myself wanting to chew on the screen it looked so good! [​IMG]
  5. iadubber

    iadubber Meat Mopper

    Damn straight! [​IMG] I honestly thought this butt was better than the quality at sam's that I've done before. But who knows.
  6. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    normally i get mine at Hy-Vee when they go on sale at .99............morell........but i did like this one better.......

    going to get some spares for next weekends smoke

    tho they will need trimmed up abit
  7. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Smokin........great job. I will have to venture out to a butt some time.
  8. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    butt is really the first thing to try.........its SO forgiving........

    can't screw it up, unless your name starts with a ....................
  9. bertjo44

    bertjo44 Smoking Fanatic

    Man, I just stuffed myself on some babybacks but that still looked awsome. Good job, nice technique.

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